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M.A. Teaching (Initial License) Hybrid/Online Option

Designed for:

The online teaching certificate degree at WOU is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in a subject area and wish to pursue licensure in teaching. The program culminates in a master’s degree and initial licensure at the middle/high school level only. The objective of the program is to provide in-depth preparation in the theory of pedagogy of teaching. Students complete student teaching and a final Action Research Project. This program is also offered as a campus-based masters of teaching.

To start, you need:

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

Finishing will take:

  • The MAT online/hybrid program takes 7 terms to complete, approximately a year and a half
  • 56 credits
  • An Action Research Project

Begin your online Master of Arts in Teaching program:

Online/hybrid: Winter and Fall terms

Where you will take classes:

  • Online/distance summer, fall, winter, and spring
  • Hybrid

Technology you will need:

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Video conferencing capability (e.g. Skype)
  • Printer (optional)

Where the MAT online degree can take you:

  • Middle/high school teaching licensure

What you will learn:

University courses are closely linked to classroom experience so teacher candidates can explore theories and practices learned in their studies. Cohorts allow candidates to work together to complete the online masters in education program. Teaching proficiencies that define what teachers should know and be able to do upon completion of the program are threaded through each course. Assessment of the proficiencies occurs through classroom activities, course assignments, teaching evaluations, and production of two work samples. (Program overview and FAQs)

Learning outcomes:

  1. Plan instruction that supports student progress in learning and is appropriate for the development level of students.
  2. Establish a classroom climate conducive to learning.
  3. Engage students in planned learning activities through the Work Sample Methodology.


Our goal is to build lasting and committed relationships that support our students, schools, teachers, and communities. We believe that becoming a teacher is a journey that takes into account your desire to be part of the education system. If you have any questions, please contact us!

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If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Zig Derochowski - College of Education, Graduate Programs Advisor, derochowskiz@wou.edu or 503-838-9269

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"I was very blessed to have been hired by a great school district before even finishing my MAT program at WOU! I certainly learned a lot while at WOU-their program is easily the most affordable and most reputable program in the state of Oregon."

Aaron Siefer '13

Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial License